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2016-09-21

Low profile on the balcony in Spain

After 15 years of growing my own indoors, I’ve finally gotten my very first outdoor grow under my belt. Growing marijuana outdoors in the sunlight is not possible under the grey skies of Dublin. So when I moved to a tiny mountain village in the south of Spain, I was on a mission to get my grow on in the sun.

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2016-05-18

Probably the Biggest Cannabis Plantation You’ve Ever Seen

We are betting that this is probably the biggest cannabis grow you’ve ever seen. In fact it’s not even a grow... This thing is a plantation, and in April over 30 people will spend a month harvesting over 6,500 Paradise Seeds plants.

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2016-05-13

How to harvest cannabis in 80 days

In the spring of 2015 we received a proposal for an experiment: to plant six auto-flowering strains into soil

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2015-11-30

Pandora (auto)

I have always wanted to grow out this autoflowering strain from Paradise Seeds.

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2014-04-20

Where and When to Plant?

This section outlines three different gardens in three different locations: indoor, greenhouse, and outdoor. The examples show different planting and harvest scenarios that use the natural advantages provided by each garden and the varieties grown.

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2013-10-28

Autoflower

By now I'm sure we have all heard or read the term ‘autoflower' somewhere, but what is it and what does it mean? Autoflower refers to a new type of crossbreed cannabis plant that is gaining popularity in seed banks everywhere.

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2013-08-19

The Neutralizer: a champion amongst champions

This edition of Growmed brought back the European Product Awards, the cannabis industry's great celebration where the best products from Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany/Switzerland, Italy, France and Czech Republic, as well as the overall European champion, are awarded prizes. Until now, the EPA always took place during a great party in Amsterdam, together with the Highlife Cup, but, starting this year, they moved to Growmed...

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2013-07-28

Outdoor FAQ

Ever wanted to do a crop under that great big grow light in the sky? Growing your favourite plant just as nature intended? Doing an outdoor crop in the UK is a great way of getting yourself some extra bud, without the hassle of electricity bills, filtering stale air out of your house or taking up space in the spare bedroom. If you've always fancied trying your hand at an outdoor crop here's all your questions answered.

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2013-06-09

The Great Outdoors

Towards the end of March, as the first indoor crop of the season is getting close to harvest, our shitty UK weather usually starts to change.

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2013-04-19

The Great Outdoors 2013

This is the time of year when many growers start to fantasise about how they can grow their best-ever outdoor ‘guerrilla' crop.

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2013-01-22

The Backyard Garden by by Jorge Cervantes

After a decade of living in Spain where I could legally grow cannabis for personal consumption, I returned to the USA. Even though I was examined by a doctor and prescribed a "Medical Marijuana Certificate" from the State of California, my new "home," I still felt uncomfortable with the legal system.

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2012-09-16

Don't Get Complacent!

When you're new to something, you make mistakes; it's a fact of life. You learn to write, you make a few spelling mistakes. You learn to drive, you dent a few bumpers.

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2012-07-06

Autoflowering Cannabis: Here To Stay!

Unless you have been living in a cardboard box for the last few years, you can't have failed to notice the craze for autoflowering seeds and their rise in popularity. Take a minute to look at the various adverts for seed banks in this very issue of Soft Secrets, the vast majority have an autoflowering option in their range. Some even deal exclusively in autoflowering stock! So, what is the deal with this trend? What are the benefits? And.......

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2011-11-01

CORNBORER ATTACK

I have a plant growing outdoors from seed. From the height of 15 cm from the base, the plant is drying out. The drying has now traveled 15 cm up the stem.

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2011-10-27

UNINTENDED EARLY FLOWERING

I'm growing outdoors and some of the clones seem a bit retarded as the buds have formed on the stalk. I had heard you said to go ahead and remove them to hopefully re-grow til the end of the season.

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2011-10-24

HIGH ALTITUDE GROWING

I live in the mountains of Norway at 2450 meters. First frosts come early at this elevation, usually around the end of August. The spots I am considering have full sun and are covered with ponderosa and sagebrush rather than Aspen.

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2011-10-21

PRUNING OUTDOORS

I have some outdoor plants that are 1 to 1.5 meters tall. I never pruned the lower leaves. Now that it is early August how much should I prune now to promote readiness for flowering? Some are bushy, some are tall and a bit leggy.

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2011-08-25

Growing in Laos: Mr Don and the Wild Man

The first piece of advice I was given by a fellow traveller before I went to Laos is "make sure you leave enough time to go to the south." From Vientiane northwards is a well-travelled path, and worthy of a visit, but, he assured me, the south is far more beautiful and a lot mellower. Like most travellers though, I had such a good time in the northern half of the country that I short-changed myself and didn't leave enough time to explore the...

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2011-07-25

SUMMER'S TOO HOT

I have some plants in 15 gallon white containers on my roof deck. It gets great sun and fresh air, but it can get too hot. On sunny days, it can reach 38°.

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